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Sept 18, Grocery Project

Oh, what a week! We’ve got so many little projects going on, some food-related, many not. The sauerkraut is gurgling away; it has already expanded to the top of the jars. This is all pretty exciting. I’ve been brewing kefir like mad – even made some kefir cheese! I’m taking between a cup and a […]

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Wickerman 2013

Our dear friend, Eggie, Justin & I made the sojourn to Pennsylvania for the Wickerman Burn Festival again this year. Each year is so different from the last; each an experience unto itself; this year was no exception. We arrived late Monday night after an almost-11-hour drive from Rhode Island to this patch of land […]

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The Next Steps

I’ve been working with successively lighter hoops to try to polish my skill set. My favorite go-to right now is a 38″d 1/2″ 125psi black tubing which is super bouncy and really amazing for breaks & reversals. It is significantly more difficult to nail certain on-body moves, like vertical shoulder hooping, which I’ve only recently […]

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Snowmahoopin

Today was a beautiful midwinter’s day which felt amazingly more like spring than I could have ever imagined.  There’s still a crap-ton of snow everywhere, but it hit close to 40° with bright, blue, sunny skies… it felt much more like 60°. After only about 15m of hooping, I started to get overheated, even.

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It happened. Today, it happened.

A couple days ago, I noted how I’ve been struggling with the “last foundational move” of my hooping repertoire. I learned how to do vertical reversals right around the first of January; by the 6th, I could do a barrel roll; by the 12th I could vertically chest hoop (but it would always lean to […]

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The Sun Shines Down On Me…

I’m walking down that empty road But it ain’t empty now, Because I’m on it. – Daniel Johnston, “The Sun Shines Down On Me” I had almost completely forgotten about this song. Further, I had almost completely forgotten about this version of this song, which (admittedly late) brought my attention steadfast to the genius of […]

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01/31/13

I was feeling a little frustrated tonight (and on such  an amazingly warm midwinter’s day!)  because I’ve been having such a hard time getting the vertical shoulder skill down. I can hoop vertically on the chest just fine, but once I get my arms in the hoop, it goes all wonky and hits my ankles […]

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01/15/13 Practice

This has been an extraordinary winter, with many days much more like spring: warm, moist and perfect for scenic hoop practice and exploring our area. We decided to take a walk this afternoon and ended up walking about 8 miles, from our house to Riverside and then back around. Along the way we grooved it, […]

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Hooping at Bold Point

Today I went out in search of sunshine, but only found a little wind and dramatic skies. I suppose there’s not much complaint to be had; after all, it is early January and it’s warm enough to be…